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From the anti-government movement to homegrown violent extremists, law enforcement faces both domestic and foreign-sourced challenges
Anarchists rationalize and justify their behavior by capitalizing on peaceful movements
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Solid planning, sufficient personnel and resources, mutual aid and a willingness to act were all key to ensuring a peaceful event
Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons and closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. They were largely successful
Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them at a rally planned for Saturday
Following violent protests, the chief of police in Portland suggested that the city ban the wearing of masks during protests
Supporters of an August 17 gathering have spoken openly on the internet about bringing weapons to Portland and desires to “exterminate” antifa members
The resolution, sponsored by Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, comes on the heels of a recent clash between competing demonstrators in downtown Portland
The mayor also pushed back against the police union president, saying his recent criticism “crossed a line”
Police Chief Danielle Outlaw said Wednesday the city, police and community need to take a different approach for violent protesters
Sen. Ted Cruz weighed in, calling for a federal investigation into the actions of both the mayor and the police
At least three groups had planned rallies or demonstrations at different sites in the city, including members of the so-called Proud Boys and antifa
Throughout the day, Portland police released images of weapons collected from both sides, including knives, sticks, shields and fireworks
The bill would add a section to federal civil rights statutes that would include a penalty for wearing a mask
Police departments must prepare to use proven team tactics for crowd control to ensure demonstrations remain peaceful and lawful assemblies
It is time to train 100 percent of police officers nationwide in the team tactics of crowd control
Agencies around the country are honing their responses, trying to balance free-speech rights with public safety and comparing notes to see which tactics work best
A professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice who tweeted that “it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops” has been suspended amid an uproar
The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, though most agencies permit LEOs to use it to disburse violent crowds
The Department of Homeland Security formally classified antifa’s activities as “domestic terrorist violence” in 2016, according to a new report
About 2,000 people gathered in what was billed as a “Rally Against Hate”
Jim and Doug discuss how crowd control is changing
Mayor Mike Signer said the events on Aug. 12 “raised serious questions about the city’s handling of security, communications, and governance”
Antifa has become one of the most prominent militant groups at protests
Yvonne C. Felarca, 47, was arrested Tuesday on charges of inciting and participating in a riot and assault likely to cause great bodily injury